Phoebe Davies is an artist and producer. Her practice is defined by its location and context, investigating and exploring how people perceive their social framework. Her outcomes are often project dependent, including; constructed social spaces, live performances, video, audio and print works.
Often she works with and in response to individuals and communities, generating work through collaboration and collective action be this DJ performances in elderly care homes, feminist nail salons or public road-side installations connecting farming villages.
Her work is often ephemeral and chanced upon, existing in pedestrian spaces as well as in galleries and institutions, including: Tate Britain and Tate Modern (London), Whitechapel Gallery (London), Arnolfini (Bristol), Tramway (Glasgow), Fierce Festival (Birmingham), South London Gallery (London), Camden Arts Centre (London), Art Licks Weekend (London), Steirischer Herbst (Graz, AUT), Assembly (Portland, USA) and SA-UK SEASONS 2015 (Johannesburg, ZA).
Other past initiatives include Bedfellows, a sex re-education project exploring desire, consent, representation and feminist porn, working with adults and young peoples groups reflecting and investigating current sex education and Ripped, a research project questioning the construction, manufacturing and perception of masculinity in South Wales.
She was a Social Practice Fellow on the British Council’s International Cultural Exchange US Program.
|1 November 2017||Sex Re-education||Toynbee Studios|
|26–28 November 2015||Influences||Johannesburg|
|26 September – 3 October 2015||Influences||Steirischer Herbst||Graz|
|26 October 2014||Influences||Cambridge Junction||Cambridge|
|3–4 October 2014||Influences||Fierce Festival||Birmingham|
|9 March 2014||Nailwraps: Influences||Southbank Centre|
|7 March 2014||Girlguiding at WOW||Women of the World Festival, Royal Festival Hall||London|
|23 November 2013||Art Party Conference||The Spa||Scarborough|
|21 July 2013||Influences Nail Bar||Regent Street||London|
|7 June 2013||Nailwraps: Influences Late at Tate||Tate Britain|